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Fast and curious: speed, acoustics and the Doppler effect

In the teaching unit ‘Fast and Curious’ students investigate why we can distinguish if a vehicle is closing in or gaining distance by using our sense of hearing alone.

For this teaching unit the students should be at an age between 17 and 18 years, for...

Going for a song: cheap and cheep

Do birds sing louder in the city, trying to drown the high background noise? With this question students are dealing in the teaching unit ‘Going for a Song’. Using smartphones and free apps they measure the amplitudes and frequencies of birdsongs in the city...

Noise pollution: experimental measurement of sound levels and qualitative analysis

A resource for analysing the sound levels around the school using a variety of apps that can be added straight onto their own phones. This allows for inquiry based learning, developing research skills and discussing qualitative data. Students will see how noise is measured and how it can...

Makerbot 3D printing educators guide and project ideas

This Makerbot educations guidebook supports the users of 3D printers to understand the basics on how 3D printers work and how to use them, including a crash course on 3D design. It provides nine, 3D printing lesson plans to integrate the technology into the classroom, bringing STEM and project based learning to a...

Understanding electronic principles

These electronics resources from Kitronik help students to:

  • Understand simple electronic components
  • Identify circuit symbols
  • Calculate resistance values
  • Calculate capacitor values
  • Understand how a potential divider works
  • Understand components such as...

iSky: smart measurements of the heavens

We see the stars every night and know they are far away, but it is hard to understand what a light year really means. The teaching unit ‘iSky: Smart Measurements of the Heavens’ inspires students to investigate the stars. Using various apps of their...

Smart astronomers: from the classroom to the sky

The distances of planets, stars, galaxies and other objects seem unreal to most students. But using parallax measurements, even such great distances can be determined. Starting with outdoor hands-on activities, students measure...

Deadinburgh biomaths

These lessons use the context of a zombie outbreak and infectious disease to support the teaching of maths skills in science, or to provide a fictional and scientific context for maths lessons.

Each lesson features:

  • a background story that builds on the Deadinburgh show
  • a description of...

People like me short session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM industries...

People like me long session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM...

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